Puppy Love

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

We hit 100 degrees at Reagan National Airport today!  Wow!  I am just burying myself in my craft room, trying to stay cool and use as little electricity as possible.

I decided it was time to start working on a baby book for our new puppy Duncan.  I was looking for a sketch to use and I found a great one on the Quick Quotes Blog.  Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on the sketch.

This was very fun to make.  I pulled out all of my (really old) pet embellishments from Basic Grey's Max & Whiskers and my new paper from Quick Quotes and got to work!

Here is a closer look at the embellishments around the photo.

I used the following products to make this layout:
2 Quick Quotes 12x12 papers - Anchors Away
1 Basic Grey Max & Whiskers paper
1 Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dog paper
Lots of Wags & Whiskers embellishments
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Inks - Fuchsia, Creamy Cocoa, Blue Jeans, Red Hot and Peach Tree

Quick Quotes Challenge - #65 (sketch)
Try It On Tuesday - Make Us Smile

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends, stay cool!


Christmas In July!

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

Merry Christmas....ye gads!  I always wait until Christmas to start making my Christmas cards.  I end up sending those cards to my close friends and  blog friends.  I have such a large family, it would take from now until Christmas to make them all handmade cards.  Well, here is my start.  I have challenged myself to  make Christmas cards at least once a week from now until Christmas!

I channeled my dear friend Lynn at Creative Crafts by Lynn to try to make CAS cards.  I have a hard time with CAS, the card just looks unfinished to me if it doesn't have some bling.  Anyway, here is my attempt, I made 5 cards.

The owl stamp is from Wild Rose Studio and the stamp is called Owls On A Branch I purchased this stamp at  Simon Says Stamps Those of you that are regulars here know how much I love owls!

Here is a close-up of the stamp.

I started coloring with Copic Markers, then I added the small details (snow, berries, etc.) with Smooch.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

DL.Art July Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper Christmas In July
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - #82 Christmas In July
Crafting With Friends - Challenge #25 Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - #76 Christmas In July
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #17
Crafty Girl Creations - Challenge #23
Crimbo Crackers - #111 Christmas or Festive
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie - #48 Happy Christmas In July
Addicted to Stamps and More - #203 Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - July Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Christmas In July
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #81 Christmas In July
Stampin Royalty - SR#339 - Christmas In July
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things with Wings

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!


Envelope Mini Album

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

I recently joined a mini album swap group.  I have not made a lot of mini albums but my friend Rhonda is the queen of mini albums and I have been blessed to receive many albums from her over the past years each one of them more gorgeous than the last!  So I have become very interested in making them.  I also have a ton of kits from Quick Quotes that I would like to have an excuse to make.  

So this is the Envelope Album kit.  I changed it up a little and gave it a complete summer theme. 

Here is an example of an inside page:

I chose this page because I want to enter it into DL.Art's Thankful Thursday Challenge #184 - Summer Foods.

 Rhonda, I know I will never be as good at this as you are, but I created this with you in my heart and with all of my love.  Thank you so much for always being there for me and for all the support you have given me this past year.  You are a light in the darkness.

Thank you everyone for stopping by and thank you for all of your wonderful comments!


You're One In A Melon

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

Today I would like to show you a card I made using Mo's Digital Pencil digital stamp watermelon girl.

Here is a closeup of the digital stamp.

The sentiment was made with Silhouette print & cut (I printed it twice and taped it with foam squares to make it stand out.

Recipe for this card:
Mo's Digital Stamp
Sentiment - Shiloutte Store
Die - Rectangle stitched die
Copic Markers
Watermelon Paper - Scrap Your Trip
Candi & Stickles from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays - Make Us Smile
crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by today!